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fochsal , foxal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fochsal , foxal or dil.ie/22510

 

Forms: foscul, foxol, ḟoxal, fochsul, foxul, focsail, foxail, foxala, foxail, foscul, foxal, foxal, foxla

n o, m. later also f. (perhaps originally neut., cf. foscul nd., LU 6408 ) (vn. of fo-coisle(a), see Thurn. ZCP viii 77 ). n s. foxol, Sg. 216b5 . a s. tre ḟoxal , 201b7 . trí fochsul , Ml. 93d5 . d s. foxul, 134a3 . Sg. 55b4 . 112b3 . g s. focsail, Laws v 190.17 (= foxail, SM Facs. 55a ). foxail, Laws v 360.13 ; but g s. foxala, d s. foxail, Thes. ii 317.25 , 29 ( Hy ii Comm. ). By metathesis foscul (?) LU 6408 . TBC-LL¹ 2551 . In: ōssar na clainne, gnīm ṅglē, fīr foxal fainne fīre, SR 3594 , a rime with ōssar would seem to be intended, but it can be for the eye only.

(a) taking away, removing, carrying off: trí fochsul daitsiu du fortacht[a] huanni, Ml. 93d5 . .x. do foxul ┐ .g. do ḟorcomet (= ablata 0 ) Sg. 112b3 . iar foxul .tí. (= cum `ti' subtracta) 55b4 . foxul tar ceart unjust seizure (distraint) Laws ii 62.12 . hi foxal do eisrechta `for carrying off thy pet animals' i 162.22 . aithne focsail ria slogh `a deposit carried off (in flight from an army)' v 190.17 . fuidir foxail a aitrib `a `fuidir' who has removed his habitation' 360.13 . dérchaīniud di cech feib ... ar homun a foxail airi for fear of its being taken from him ZCP iii 27.28 = Ériu vii 172.4 .

(b) abduction: ben foxail `an abducted wife' Stud. in E. Ir. Law 162.5 . fer cetmuindtire foxail, Laws iii 398.17 Comm. (opp. to cétm. urnadma, 400.4 . See Stud. in E. Ir. Law 88 ; 175 ). fer adaltraigi foxail ib. 22 . madh tainic foxal cucu `if abduction has happened in their case' Stud. in E. Ir. Law 162ax . in cutruma ata do chlaind foxail berait foxol trian a cotach uathaib, 162by 0 . Cf. foscul ṅdiriuch (`gerades Fortnehmen' Wind., one of Cú Chulainn's feats) TBC-LL¹ 2551 = foxal St. foscul ndírich, LU 6408 ( TBC-I¹ 1893 ).

(c) excepting, exception (?): thus Thurneysen understands it in: cach foxal cen logud, Laws ii 388.18 (`alles [durch Einspruch] Ausgenommene' Stud. in E. Ir. Law 54 ).

(d) in gramm. the ablative case (= fochslaid): `ō fhir' a foxaul, Auraic. 1522 = foxal, 4741 , but n s. foxla, 4754 ( YBL 239b23 ).

See fo-coisle(a).